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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old Farmington man has been charged with two counts of murder in connection to the Aug. 25 slaying of two men in South Minneapolis, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.

Dijon Cordell Sanders faces second-degree intentional murder in the deaths of De’Von L. Burt, 18, and Keondray Q. Wilson, 20, both of Minneapolis. He also faces two counts of second-degree attempted murder for shooting at two others who survived.

According to the criminal complaint, at 8:30 p.m. on the day of the incident, witnesses saw two men running through the alley in the 2600 block of 18th Avenue South. Later, witnesses told police that one of the suspects may have been Fat Man Scoop, which is an alias for Sanders.

Witnesses also told police that the shooting may have been the result of a mistaken identity. The two men were going to shoot someone else who looks like the victim, Wilson, the complaint said.

Authorities say Burt was behind the wheel of a car and Wilson was in the seat behind him. According to the other two surviving passengers, the four of them had gone out to eat, done some shopping in Uptown and pulled into the alley when the two men approached and fired 33 shots.

Police have been looking for Sanders, who turned himself in over the weekend.

No charges have been filed against anyone else in this case.

Sanders’ first appearance is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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